2012 MINI Cooper User Reviews

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Users ranked 2012 MINI Cooper against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    2012 MINI Cooper Review
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    Back Seats Ranked 2012 BMW 1 Series better.
    "Theyre as small as the minis but more comfortable"
    Value Ranked 2012 BMW 1 Series better.
    "V6 baby, power , and looks"
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    2012 MINI Cooper Review
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    5
    Fun car to drive. Sits low and ride is a bit rough. Power is so-so.
    Handling Ranked 2012 Volkswagen Beetle better.
    "Much better handling than the Mini Cooper. VW has a solid, secure feel while driving. Mini is fun, but you never feel entirely safe while driving it. In the Mini you always feel like you would be dead if you got hit. The VW feels solid and safe."
    Value Ranked 2012 Volkswagen Beetle better.
    "Better ride and handling. Much better interior room. Same retro look with enameled dashboard. Roomy back seat, ample cargo under hatchback. Excellent MPG has exceeded EPA estimate since new. No mechanical issues ever."
    2012 MINI Cooper S Review
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    35

    My Car Is A Cheeky Evil Villian And I'm His Sidekick Along For The Ride. — Parking powers are undeniable. The R56 fits where most cars do not. Fast and agile, this car is a nimble traffic blaster. You have the turning radius and acceleration of a God (Legendary go-kart handling), making you able to jet into tight spaces moving lane to lane. The braking on this car is impressive, just be aware that the car behind you more than likely does not have the same capabilities you do, so make sure there is a good car length behind you. I wouldn't trade this car in for anything on the market. He is my beautiful boo.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Small car, great for the city. 4 cylinder twin turbo; fuel efficiency when you need it, power when you want it. I have heated Ricaro seats, enough said. Dual panoramic sunroof is the bomb. Throaty exaust is standard. Harmon Kardon, again, enough said.

    Cons: I feel sad for those out there who don't know the pleasure of MINI Ownership.

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    2012 MINI Cooper John Cooper Works Convertible Review
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    25

    I Love It — I really liked how well it does on fuel, it take me about $40 to fill it up and it will last me quite awhile. I didn't like that you can only run Chevron premium fuel in it.. I overall loved this car

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: It's fun to drive, it goes fast, it gets awesome gas mileage

    Cons: It's not spacious for people in the back seat and there isn't a lot of space to put things in the trunk

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    2012 MINI Cooper S Review
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    Overall A Great Bang For Your Buck — With the clean body lines, aggressive handling, and a turbocharger that kicks you in the rear its hard not to love this car. Can definitely be harsh on speed bumps and doesn't get outstanding gas mileage but at the end of the day it does the job and then some.

    Pros: Very exciting ride, handles amazingly and the turbo kicks in beautifully.

    Cons: Less fuel efficiency than expected, rear seat needs just 3 inches more

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    2012 MINI Cooper Base Convertible Review
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    Love My Mini!!!!!! — Love this car - brakes are amazing (ABS of course), handling is amazing (DSC - Dynamic Stability Control - incorporates Corner Brake Control, Brake force distribution, ABS etc), performance is good, although the Cooper S does give a brilliant kick. Included is a full maintenance plan, so there are no repair/servicing costs. Small fuel tank, 40l, but it gets you very far... if you like to be noticed, then this is definitely the car for you!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: LOVE IT!!!!

    Cons: There is nothing that I hate about this car.... its MINItastic!!!!

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    55

    Suprisingly Fun, Great Handeling And Awesome Fuel Economy Mini — I was suprised what a powerful and fun car this 2012 Mini Cooper Convertible was. The handeling was not what I expected... In a good way. Even though it's small you totally feel in control and with the top down it's such fun. The wind blowing thru your hair... Well, not mine I don't have any, but I can imagine can't I :-)

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: Quick little zippy car. Tons of fun to drive

    Cons: If your shopping at costco you might need a bigger car. Storage is a little tight

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    45

    Mini Cooper — Great small car for a single female. A bit slow, but you get amazing fuel economy in return! Handles amazing! This car is fun to driver and you get all the attention that you deserve! Has cute addition such as different color lights inside your car.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Look, Fuel Economy, Handling

    Cons: Speed

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    These cars drive incredibly well. My leased one and was SO glad she was not the owner. The dealership was constantly working on it. Buyer beware.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2013 MINI Cooper Reviews

    Fun To Drive By kataluke

    Sporty and Fun, very quick, has a sport mode. The handling of this car is phenomenal. Fuel efficient. Great for everyday driving and/or weekend get away car with your loved one. It is a great little ... Read More

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    I've loved driving this car. It's super cute and zips around town quickly and easily. It's loaded with heated seats, automatic transmission, dual paned sunroof, bluetooth, great surround sound and the... Read More

    2011 MINI Cooper Reviews

    Great Little Driver By vpm86

    Definitely a driver's car. Excellent mileage, tight handling, responsiveness, classic Euro-motor sensibility. The turbo gets you MOVING, and the stick shift is tight. You think about where you want... Read More

    Fun, Small Car For City Or Road Driving. By xaviclone

    This is a small, very fun car. I needed to be able to fit in a very small garage space and drive up and down the hills of San Francisco to get to work. This car is easy to find parking, fun to drive, ... Read More

    2010 MINI Cooper Reviews

    Mini Cooper S Mayfair Edition By Crogers11

    I LOVE LoVE LoVE my Mini Cooper! No major dislikes. The only thing I wish for is that there were more places that service the vehicles. I had it serviced and it took me a week to get it back. Read More

    Fun Mountain Car By enlread

    No surprise that this is more of a toy than a functional daily driver. For tearing through mountain switchbacks it is amazing though. Handles like a go cart and (with the turbo) always has plenty of p... Read More

    2009 MINI Cooper Reviews

    A Great Little Commuter Car. By mgoheen

    The base Cooper is a fun little car to drive and gets good gas mileage. I'm very tall, and even with the sun roof there is PLENTY of front seat room in this car. Six speed manual transmission makes ... Read More

    A Second Car In A Family By wangwang

    The car is small but the space for driver is big. The exterior is good looking and the buttons and interior are well designed. The engine is powerful, reliable. This car is small and I can find it ver... Read More

    2008 MINI Cooper Reviews

    This Mini Cooper S Is Fun, Fast, Economical And Has Tons Of Class! By migration_steven0701

    I have an S Class Mercedes and an Acura RDX, but everyone in the family fights over the keys to the Mini! Its hard to describe just how great this little car makes you feel when you're driving or rid... Read More

    Great For Small Family , Especially Good For Older Adult Couples ( Little Extra Room In Back Seat) By David

    I loved this car and got lots of looks and all the women thought it was sooo cute. The Germans sure built a nice car when they decided to take over the Mini Cooper look . The British have nothing to b... Read More

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